On the Internet, there’s a crowd-sourcing platform called CityCelebrity which helps artists, designers, photographers, and other creative persons. A couple of days ago, a small interview with me was published on their Instagram. Here it is:
1) What are you striving for as an author?
I strive people who’re watching my photographs to feel the same as I did while shooting: sincere admiring of what has been placed into the frame be it beautifully lit gorgeous building or, more often, amazing beauty of nature. I just want to share my emotions. Also, I think that if a person can estimate and understand the beauty in the photograph, he’ll never become a reason for something irreparable in real life.
2) What inspires you?
Most of all, nature. And the originality of a moment. The same place can change beyond recognition depending on times of day or season, weather, and, most of all, the light. But nature is great in any form and, just like music, makes you forget about problems, move them away just for a while. Also, a beautiful architecture inspires me as well. The city is a landscape of the human living space.
3) What is the most difficult thing at work for you?
To overcome laziness and despondency. The first, for example, means to force myself to dress on and go for shooting in bad weather through traffic jams or in overcrowded transport knowing that this trip can easily turn out useless if I won’t manage to take a single decent image. The second is to deal with indifference or overly restrained reaction of viewers as a response to my photo post. The photograph which I took after thorough planning, recognition of the location, calculating the perfect time, choosing the right set of equipment, long hiking to the spot, patiently shooting, and then, spending hours for selection and processing the images. In other words, the photograph which I literally lived through.
4) Which question would you like to ask our next guest?
How exactly do you understand the famous words “an artist should stay hungry” and would you agree with it?
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